New dietary guidelines developed in an attempt to address the problem | Pacific Beat

New dietary guidelines developed in an attempt to address the problem

New dietary guidelines developed in an attempt to address the problem

Updated 18 February 2013, 18:24 AEDT

Like many Pacific nations, Australia has a problem with obesity.

Official Australian figures show that more than 17 percent of the population is obese, and many more are overweight.

In the Pacific, the Harvard School of Public health puts obesity rates at more than 30 percent.

Australia's leading expert body on health standards, the National Health and Medical Research Council, has today issued new dietary guidelines in an attempt to address the problem in Australia.

The NHMRC's chief executive is Professor Warwick Anderson and he joins us now.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: NHMRC's chief executive, Professor Warwick Anderson

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Bruce Hill

Bruce Hill

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Bruce is one of the Pacific’s most experienced journalists with nearly 20 years covering the region and has won several international awards.

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